Bootleg Red Blend 2013

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This bold Propietary Red Wine named Bootleg is a big, luscious red blend with loads of dark fruit and power, and is made by the Jackson Family Wines Collection. As owners of some of the most prominent and respected vineyards in California, the Jackson family is able to blend top quality Napa fruit for Bootleg, from all estate vineyards, in Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. Reminiscent of the original 'Prisoner' style, Bootleg is super dense, plush and sexy... suffice it to say it is a real showstopper!
Category Red Wine
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Country California
Region North Coast
Appellation Napa County
Brand Bootleg
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000 cases of this wine, which has been culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That's like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It's something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. A big-time winner.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016

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